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Research Seminar: Smartphone Assisted Language Learning (SALL)

Smartphone Assisted Language Learning: Shila Panadgoo (Ph.D. Candidate, School of Education, University of Adelaide)
An investigation into the effectiveness of the use of smartphones for English language teaching and learning from pedagogical and attitudinal perspectives

Read more about Smartphone Assisted Language Learning (SALL)

Research Seminar: Precarious Measures and Academic Work

What is academic work?  Why is it measured?  What is measured?  What are the consequences of measurement?

Read more about Precarious Measures and Academic Work

Professor Faye McCallum, Head of School

"If you are passionate about pursuing a teaching career in secondary education, or you are a graduate or leader working in the Education sector; I invite you to explore our degree offerings where you can work, study and research with some of the finest educators and researchers."

Professor Faye McCallum, Head of School




Lecturer Brendan Bentley interviewed by The Age

Senior School of Education Lecturer Brendan Bentley was interviewed by Chris Scanlon from 'The Age' concerning the benefits of homework in primary schools and its relationship to learning, in particular Cognitive Load Theory.



Welcome Dr Steven Stolz to the School of Education

The School of Education is excited to welcome Dr Steven Stolz, Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research) and Program Director of the Master of Teaching degree.



Kevin Marjoribanks Lecture, presented by Prof. Pasi Sahlberg

Tune in for the 2019 Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture.





Masterclass One 2020: Facilitating the Development of Students Who Think Critically and Creatively

While Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT) may be classified as a ‘general capability’ this expansive and vital skill set is best developed subject by subject in content-specific contexts. The problem then commonly becomes how do students and teachers connect the quite divergent senses of CCT so that they may mutually reinforce?



Masterclass Two 2020: Policies, Practices and Classroom Realities for Refugee Children

In the twenty first century, the provision of education opportunities for refugees is one of the highest priorities that all developed societies have a responsibility to deliver; millions of people have been forced to leave their home country due to war, economic failure, ethnic/racial rivalries and changing environmental conditions.

This masterclass focuses on: The curriculum and the standards: Intersectionality, and sense of belonging: Schools as peaceful grounds.



Masterclass Three 2020: Immersive Technologies in the Classroom

Heralded as the new wave of innovation in educational technologies since the 1990s, immersive technologies are finally becoming readily accessible and affordable to the average school. The term signifies a broad range of open source and/or proprietary technologies that seek to place the user within a content-relevant environment. To differing extents, 360 photography, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) all attempt to achieve this.